Tag Archives: Austin Office of Sustainability

Friday, September 4, 2020 by Savana Dunning

The Office of Sustainability releases draft Climate Equity Plan

The Sustainability Office released its new revised Climate Equity Plan for public comment Wednesday, with hopes to submit the plan to City Council in October.The 97-page document, which is available through the city’s engagement portal, outlines the Sustainability Office’s plans…

Monday, April 13, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

City of Austin releases update on climate resilience plan

Resilience is a word that seems particularly relevant as Austin closes public spaces and dining institutions and limits gatherings in response to the spread of Covid-19. Although the city has yet to develop a holistic resilience plan that prepares the…

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Health committee discusses new spending plans

Before adopting the city’s proposed budget in September, City Council added more than $6.5 million in spending for health, human services, social services and quality of life programs. With the new fiscal year in full swing, Shannon Jones, director of…

Friday, September 25, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Districts 1, 2 and 4 hardest hit by retail food deserts

Despite beating most others in population growth estimates, Districts 1, 2 and 4 are trailing the rest of the city when it comes to fresh, healthy and affordable retail food options.Edwin Marty, food policy manager for the Office of Sustainability,…

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City announces recycling-education campaign

Austin residents are sending a lot of recyclables to landfills, and city staff hopes to help change that with a new educational campaign. Austin Resource Recovery Department Director Bob Gedert made the announcement at a press conference on Monday.“The fact…

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Climate action plan blows past committee

Climate action advocates can rest assured that a proposed 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emission plan will go before City Council in June, though it will not come with a committee recommendation.Due to a lack of quorum, the Open Space, Environment…

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City’s 2013 sustainability goals hit 60 percent

Although sustainability efforts are notoriously difficult to measure, Austin’s Sustainability Office has outlined 10 targets and concluded that the city is making substantial progress within its operations, but has room for improvement.Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens sent a memo to…

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